National Affairs: A Good Loser

Melodrama and misadventure characterized the last week of Adlai Stevenson's campaign. Five days before the election, while whistle-stopping through the East, he got word that a riot among the convicts at Illinois' Menard state penitentiary was still out of hand. Interrupting his campaign, Stevenson flew off to the prison to watch, pale and tired, as armed state troopers routed out 300 rebellious prisoners who had barricaded themselves in a cell block. Governor Stevenson, who got to the scene in time to go over the plan of action with Lieutenant Governor Sherwood Dixon and...

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